Baltimore officials began delivering 80 new police cruisers to the Northeast District Friday morning.

The Chevy Caprice PPV police cruisers, purchased for more than $2 million, will be equipped with mobile data terminals, which will allow officers to electronically create and submit police reports from their patrol vehicles. The cruisers are also equipped with sophisticated mapping software to better track stolen vehicles, city officials said.

"These new vehicles will allow our officers to spend more time in our communities, and continue to make Baltimore a safer city," Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said in a statement.

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